Inky is a rescued feral kitten who originally came to Jarrettsville Veterinary Center because he had what was thought to be a recurrent upper respiratory infection, which turned out to be a suspected oronasalpharyngeal polyp behind his soft palate. Inky was scheduled for an oral cavity exploratory surgery in which the treating veterinarian would attempt to remove the polyp. Since Inky was going to be under general anesthesia for this procedure, it was determined that he should be neutered at the same time.
Suspected oronasalpharyngeal polyp; feline neuter
Inky underwent surgery to remove a suspected oronasalpharyngeal polyp, and he was neutered at the same time. The veterinarian was unable to visualize or remove the polyp due to its location, but Inky was successfully neutered. Because Inky’s breathing was compromised due to the suspected polyp, his neuter surgery was a bit more complex because he required additional breathing support.
Inky’s itemized procedures and costs:
Surgical Package $250 (includes IV catheter placement, IV fluids, fluid pump, anesthesia, and surgical instrument pack)
Propoflo induction $60
Feline castration $75
Total Cost: $385
To support his breathing, Inky remained on oxygen for an additional 30 minutes post-surgery. He otherwise recovered uneventfully and did well.
Inky’s surgery is shared with permission from his owner, and was posted by Suzanne Cannon on behalf of Jarrettsville Veterinary Center.